TROPICAL BBQ BOWL
Before we get started let’s just get one thing straight. We are definitely part of the ‘hell no don’t put pineapple on my pizza’ club. There are some things that pineapple just doesn’t belong on. We assure you this bowl isn’t one of them. This tropical bowl is bright, punchy and zingy and the pineapples add the most refreshing, tropical twist that brings everything else together. The best thing about these types of bowls is that you can add or take away anything you don’t like. If you don’t like pineapple, try mango! Anything goes here guys.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 mins | Total time: 30 minutes
(Serves: 1 person)
1 x BBQ patty, available from Planet Organic or buy online
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1/4 cucumber, slice/peeled into long thin shavings
Store bought guacamole or our herby guac
A bunch of of curly lettuce
Your favourite BBQ sauce
1/2 cup frozen sweet potato wedges
Small handful slaw or fermented kraut
Smoked paprika (for the wedges- optional)
Black sesame seeds or any seed you like.
Preheat your oven to 230c
Place your frozen sweet potato wedges in the oven and leave to cook for 20 minutes or until nice and crispy! We like to sprinkle a little smoked paprika on top before cooking to make them nice and smokey :)
While the wedges are cooking, you can make the BBQ balls!
Take a BBQ patty and break it up into 3 pieces and roll each piece into a ball shape- these will need to be pan fried and voila1 You’ve got yourself some BBQ Bean balls! Super versatile and great in any salad.
In the last 10 minutes of the sweet potato wedges cooking, it’s time to cook the BBQ balls.
Heat some oil in a non stick pan on a medium-high temperature. Once the oil is hot enough, add your BBQ balls to the pan with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper and cook them for 6-8 minutes, turning them around in the pan fairly regularly to ensure they cook evenly all the way through. Once they are finished, set them aside! They don’t need to be piping hot when served.
Now let’s make up the bowl!
Start by lining your bowl with the curly lettuce pieces.
Next, add your BBQ balls, keeping them in one little section in the bowl.
Then add the other components!
Add your cucumber, pineapple, guacamole and slaw, creating little sections for each until the bowl looks super colourful and full!
Finally finish it off with a drizzle of BBQ sauce and an optional sprinkle of fresh coriander and black sesame seeds. Yay!
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